Reference Tracker

Developer: Jim McGowan

Current Version: 3.0

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 13.3 MB - Download


Reference Tracker is an indispensable tool for writers, researchers or students. Reference Tracker helps you keep track of publications you cite or make reference to in an essay or research project, and creates formatted reference lists and bibliographies.

- Create Full References In A Single Step

With Reference Tracker's Publication Lookup, all you need is an ISBN or DOI to create a full reference in your documents. If you don't have the ISBN or DOI to hand, Reference Tracker's Publication Search will find books and articles by title, author and other key terms.

- Generate Formatted Reference Lists

Generate a formatted reference list with a single click. Reference Tracker has the latest versions of the most popular styles, including Harvard, APA, Chicago, MLA, ACM and Vancouver. Formatted lists are fully editable in Reference Tracker's rich text editor and you can export your lists to Microsoft Word, Rich Text, Plain Text, HTML, BibTex and RIS formats.

- Create and Share Custom Reference Styles

Reference Tracker has a really easy to use styles editor so you can create your own custom styles, or modify any existing styles. Even better, you can share your styles with one click, meaning you can also download and use styles shared by other users.


Release Notes:

-Updated and improved UI including Dark Mode support
-Added file attachments for each individual reference in a project
-Added iCloud Documents support
-Added keywords (tags) to references
-Added Smart Groups
-Added new interface for creating and editing styles
-Added new line and paragraphed break options for formatted reference list generation
-Added support for full persistent customisation of generated formatted reference lists
-Improved performance and reliability of publication lookup and searches
-Improved sticky notes
-General bug fixes and other improvements
-Minimum OS requirement has been updated to macOS 10.14


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.2
Review by Keifer E.

A most useful app - As a college student, I’ve had experience with almost every bibliography keeper, reference tracker, and source wrangler that there is. The simple user interface, built in formating for fonts, and multiple citation styles make this app the most pleasant to use of any that I’ve tried. I’ll be making the switch from EasyBib immediately, and will be using Reference Tracker for all of my papers and projects from now on. Keep up the great work!

Found helpful by 13 out of 13 people
Version 2.1
Review by Nickmac11

not helpful at all - Unfortunately, this app couldn’t find any of the books, articles, reports, etc. that I wanted to reference. It did not help me with my report at all. Very expensive for it to be a total dud.

Found helpful by 18 out of 26 people